Hiking holidays in South Tyrol – Hiking in Merano & Environs

Hiking holidays in South Tyrol - Hiking in Merano & Environs

The Appartements Greif are the perfect starting point for exciting hikes in the holiday region Merano & Environs. The appartements are located on a high plateau on Monzoccolo in the idyllic mountain village of Verano. In the immediate vicinity of your accommodation hiking paths into the beautiful mountain landscape start. More than 300 sunny days are counted on average in the region. In the mild climate of the Southern Alps, every day new and attractive destinations await you during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. Close to Verano the top hiking destinations include the Beimsteinkogel, the Schützenbründl path to the natural cinema “Knottnkino” or a walk to the biotope “Bruggn”. Very popular are also the circular and day hikes in the area Merano 2000. Very fit walkers can opt for a tour up to the Lake Kratzberger. From Verano the Stoanernen Mandln (Little Stone Men) can be reached on several hiking trails. These excursions are never boring. On the way back you may choose completely different routes.

Circular walks during your hiking holidays in South Tyrol

Circular walks during your hiking holidays in South Tyrol

On Monzoccolo you can embark on numerous circular walks that lead you towards breathtaking views of the natural landscape. The hiking area Merano 2000 offers a network of well-marked trails for all levels. Drive a short distance, walk a while – circular walks can be arranged or combined with the Monzoccolo Bus. Experience pure enjoyment of nature while hiking through the Salten. Right on Monzoccolo there are many alpine lodges where you can take a break. They are all operated and look forward to pampering the walkers with typical South Tyrolean dishes. Further up, you will find a 360 degree panorama, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Tessa, Brenta and Ortles Group and the Dolomites and the Sarentino and Ötztal Alps. Walks with a stroller are possible on the Salten. To add variety to your hiking holiday, take a trip to Lake Garda or to Venice. After 2 or 4 hours you may reach these destinations.

Hiking in Merano & Environs: Waalwege Paths and Tessa Group

Hiking in Merano & Environs: Waalwege Paths and Tessa Group

Walking paths in the Adige Valley often follow the ancient “Waalen”. This irrigation system was created centuries ago in order to overcome the drought in the valley. The routes along the babbling brook run through orchards and shady chestnut grooves. Hiking paths in the alpine regions lead to the near Tessa Group Nature Park. The Merano High Mountain Trail surrounds the striking mountain range almost completely. Fantastic views of the Adige Valley and the Passiria Valley are guaranteed on these hikes. Tesimo and Prissiano are called the castle villages in the holiday region Merano & Environs. A total of six castles and fortresses can be visited during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. Nordic Walking is a modified form of hiking that conquers ever more fans. In the municipality of Verano and Avelengo there are seven Nordic Walking routes with a length between 4 and 11 kilometres, passing through beautiful landscapes. The tourist office in Avelengo offers a rental service for hiking sticks.